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Klaus Behrens

Full name: Klaus Behrens
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: August 3, 1941 in Ratzeburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Affiliations: Ratzeburger RC, Ratzeburg (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Rower Klaus Behrens was a member of the eights at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics that won the silver medal. The boat from Ratzeburger RC was the so-called Deutschland-Achter (Germany Eight), which won the 1962 World Championships and the 1963-65 European Championships. In 1963, Behrens was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, the highest sports award in West Germany.

In all, Behrens earned five West German Championships, four with the eights from 1962-65, and one with the coxless fours in 1963. He later studied sports at the German Sports High School in Köln (Cologne) and worked for 10 years as a high school sports teacher. He then studied medicine and became an otolaryngologist with his own practice in Hürth, near Köln.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Final Round A Final 6:23.29
1964 Summer 23 Tokyo Rowing Germany GER Round One Heat One 5:54.02
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